Friday, an NFL player died. Two-time Super Bowl winner Dave Butz died. 72-year-old "Lost a buddy today. Joe Theismann tweeted, "Dave Butz." We used to bike to games together
Butz played for the Washington Redskins and the St. Louis Cardinals (now Arizona). Washington got him in 1975 for two first- and second-rounders. He played 14 seasons in D.C. and won
Super Bowls in 1982 and 1987. Butz was inducted into Washington's Ring of Fame, named one of the team's 80 Greatest Players, and selected to the NFL's 1980s All-Decade Team.
In October 1987, he made history. Butz left the hospital and sacked Jets quarterback Ken O'Brien to win the game.
Butz wasn't simply an NFL great. Butz earned immortality at Purdue. He was chosen to Purdue's All-Time squad and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
Simply told, he's a great defensive lineman.
Friday was Butz's funeral.